'The St Jago monkey' [Green monkey] by George Edwards

'The St Jago monkey' [Green monkey]

George Edwards

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'The St Jago monkey' [Green monkey]

George Edwards

Zoological study of the Green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), a species introduced to St Jago in the Cape Verde Islands and used as an eighteenth century pet. The animal is depicted on a patch of greenery holding two pieces of fruit. Plate 215 from chapter 5 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 1 (London, for the author, 1758). The plate is inscribed: "Published according to Act of Parliament January the first AD1755 George.Edwards delin: et Sculp."

Original: etching. 1755

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  • The Royal Society

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